Saturday, 15 July 2017

this kid's first film




first time making a video. it was extremely painful. legs are now two-toned, left arm muscles are hard and contracted still, and there's a really ugly bruise on the thigh. also, first time with a sunburn, was not pleasant. you know what else isn't pleasant? watching the video again. and again. and hating it more. and more. i don't know what it is - scratch that, i actually do. it's that some of the shots didn't come out the way i'd wanted them to, and only 2 out of the 4 scenes came out close to the vision. and of course the music was great and fit in with the vibe (junsu's "flower") but the visuals...eh, could be a lot better. but there's no way in hell we can reshoot with the time constraints. just can't wait for both orientation camps to be over and done with so i can get back to crying over my gpa :-) but question is - do i put this video in my folio or not? i mean the slo-mo salvaged the footage since my hands shake like someone with parkinsons (it's not a joke by the way, i was using a stabiliser and it was still super shaky) sooOOoOOo ???????

is this what artists/creators experience often? like dissatisfaction to the point of hating their work? because i'm starting to miss the days of testpapers and facts where all i had to do was find the way to the answer and dassit haiyo

Thursday, 22 June 2017

1rd

okay this is the first post....again.....so since my first breath was in chennai, why not post pics about it in my first post? let's see how long this blog lasts lol. not to mention, there's a backlog of old posts on wordpress that i really want to re-upload onto here.

not many photos managed to be tooken over there because it was a 5 day trip jam packed with activities. so much so that i lost 1kg in 5 days which i couldn't lose in a month. but here're some pics that i thought came out really nice and, as yueh nyng would say, "aesthetiCCccCCcCCcccCCCccc".



stinks that this beach is the only getaway they have from prying eyes since having a bf/gf is still quite a touchy subject even in 2017. which, when you think about it, makes like 0 sense because every indian parent wants their child to hurry up and get married then how can they consciously prevent them from dating? bruHhHHhh what is this catch-22


my second favourite shot of them all, after the one with the guy walking past the camera. there's something so soothing about the cohesive colour scheme from the beach to the horses to the girl's skin to her outfit. i'd describe it as majestic ~~~~




then there's this little gem which i caught that really looked like that "you never walk alone" album by bts.
okay it actually isn't that similar but at first glance doesn't it look kinda sorta similar?


we didn't get to do much. this trip was mainly for visiting my grandmother and going for a wedding. shopping was, uh, pretty uneventful. i must say that levi's actually isn't cheaper there at all, in fact i think it's cheaper here probably because of lesser import taxes. but aren't levi's in india made domestically? i mean, $90 for jeans there? nah, i'll just get them here for $70 in the style i actually want haha. i also managed to see some really nice places that are worth photographing/filming at, the beach above included. but it was kinda sad to see how a country that was once filthy stinking rich in terms of wealth and culture has been reduced to an impoverished third world country with great financial + gender inequality, little work ethic and motivation to improve the current conditions and lack of morals like respect. i guess that's what years of robbing and plundering'll do. (not-so-fun fact: india's wealth was depleted well before the colonisation of the brits) maybe in time, things'll get better and it'll go back to it's initial splendour. til then we'll always have the charms of uh, the underdevelopment and unstable infrastructure that make it today's india. don't get me wrong, i don't hate the country and neither do i think it's a dump or entirely bad. i just wouldn't be able to live there in peace, and i mean c'mon it could do with a lot of improvement soOoO there's that.

before i end this post, here's a parting quote from my aunt: 


நன்றி வணக்கம்.